Nami yo Kiitekure Review — B+

A restaurant worker becomes a radio host and deals with shitty men.

I’m shocked by how much I liked this, it doesn’t seem like the type of thing I would normally be into. But it was great! I loved the main character and seeing her deal with all this crap (most of which, let’s be honest, she brought upon herself).

The highlight was by far the episode when she meets her ex-boyfriend. What an asshole. And then you keep getting more and more despondent as she starts to make up with her until it reaches the point you’re ready to give up on the main character as a lost cause. And then she finally wakes up. Amazing episode.

The others can be a bit hit or miss. And much of the story never particularly resolves. Also the gay character is extremely homophobic. Anime always has characters like this, although I’d seen less lately. But come on people, let’s get over this and stop portraying gay people as rapists.

  • Storytelling – A– Creative approach with the radio setup!
  • Voice – B – Liked the setting and topic.
  • Characters – B – Great (except for the gay guy)
  • Attention Grab – B – Kept my interest.
  • Production – B – Looks fine.
  • Overall – B+

RecommendationsFune wo Amu, Rakugo

One thought on “Nami yo Kiitekure Review — B+

  1. I like that your favorite episode was my least favorite for the exact same reasons. The whole time I was going “Oh god no what are you doing get away from that guy” and I was genuinely worried for her. At least it ended in a satisfying way.

    Regarding gay men in anime, I can think of several examples from the last year or two that went with the sexual predator stereotype, and none that didn’t. So even if it happens less often, I don’t think there’s been much progress on that front, unfortunately.

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